NORWALK -- Orange Coast College track and field standout Charlotte Kraushaar took on the best in the area at the 2019 Southern California Heptathlon Championships on Tuesday and Wednesday at Cerritos College and the Pirate freshman earned a second-place finish with 3,901 points.
Kraushaar was edged out of the top spot by Cerritos College's Darlena Robinson, who finished with 3,937 points, while her Falcon teammate, Daila Bell, finished third with 3,784 points. Two other OCC participants finished in the top-15 as Isabella Alston placed 12th with 2,877 points and Yasmine Cocotis took 13th with 2,444 points.
A strong start on Day 1 helped Kraushaar stay among the top of the pack as she placed third in the 100-meter hurdles (16.22 seconds) and first in the high jump (4-feet, 10 1/2 inches). She earned 306 points in the shot put (21-6) and 708 points in the 200 (27.05) and finished the first day in fourth place with 2,312 points.
On Day 2, Kraushaar started with the long jump and marked at 15-6 1/2 for 498 points. She picked up a ton of ground on the competition in the javelin throw, winning that event with a throw of 104-6 (512 points). In the final event, Kraushaar notched a solid time of 2:39.48 in the 800 to earn 579 points and maintain her silver medal spot.
Her strong performance has earned Kraushaar a trip to the CCCAA State Meet, set for May 17-18 at the College of San Mateo.